It Might Be Worth the Try
By America’s Six Figure Real Estate Coach Roberta Ross
Here’s a powerful thought shared by Seth Godin recently, “If something scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” I love this. Not that I want to promote fear in any way – quite the opposite in fact. But what I do want my coaching and audience members to do is to S-T-R-E-T-C-H themselves. To toss aside all those ‘that’s the way it’s always been’ mindsets and practices and try some new things on for size. New ideas. New technology. New strategies. Practices. Tools. Dialogues. Mindsets.
Comfort zones can be dangerous places because they don’t allow us to grow. And let’s face it – if you’re not growing, you’re actually going backwards, because the world we live in is spinning faster and faster it seems, and getting smaller and smaller as well thanks to the availability of learning and connecting 24/7.
What can you do to break out without TOO much additional stress?
- Pick a new niche. Something you’re passionate about. Something that you can’t wait to fuel each day.
- Commit to adding one new person to your sphere each day. In a year’s time you’ll have added 365 new people!
- Join a networking group. There’s SO much opportunity in these groups. Opportunity to learn from and connect with a lot of people. Sometimes the toughest thing is to take that first step and join in. After that, there will be no stopping you.
- Up the ante. Take your current goals and stretch them a little. Make them attainable – but with a stretch. Stop going for the slam dunks. Step it up! Expect more and you will attract more!
- Take your skills to the next level. Register for a training course or coaching or a combination and take those skills to the next level. The best agents aren’t the best because they are resting on their laurels – they are constantly improving their knowledge and skills.
Our lives expand in direct proportion to the work and energy we put into it. So stop sitting on the sidelines, resting on past successes or sitting in comfort zones that foster complacency. Get up. Get out there. Bring your best self to the table each day and exercise your ability to grow in new and exciting ways.
I’d love to hear your thoughts – and what ‘scary’ thing you want to try in the New Year. Share them with me here or on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/6FigureRealEstateCoach! To your success!
Make it a Daily Dose
By America’s Six Figure Real Estate Coach Roberta Ross
As we head out of one year and into the next, I’ve spoken with lots of coaching members who are evaluating and re-evaluating many of their daily habits so that they can set themselves up for an even better, brighter, more productive, and profitable year next year. It is inspiring to see agents engaged, willing, and wanting to better their business and better their lives.
There are a lot of important components to an effective business plan. Here’s one thing that I believe many real estate professionals overlook – taking time out to cleanse their MINDS. Just like that attic space that gets neglected, or sometimes left hand side of the desk pile that just keeps getting bigger, left unchecked, our minds tend to get cluttered. Throughout the course of a day, there’s a lot of junk that can collect there and distract you from your true purpose. Think of it this way. When you get up in the morning and you’re getting ready for the day of prospecting, meeting with clients, and showing properties, you wouldn’t DARE go out of the house without getting cleaned up, fixing your hair, brushing your teeth, or putting on your professional clothes - would you? Of course not! Yet, too often, we DO leave for the day without first taking the time to clear our mind and find our focus.
So let me propose a challenge for you. Carve a little time out of each day to clear out the cobwebs, shake off stress, cleanse the residue left by negative forces like the media and toxic people - and refocus. Re-energize. Expose yourself to positive, powerful thoughts and fill your mind with affirmations and having faith in your success. For me, I read and contemplate material that puts my mind and spirit at ease and focuses me on what is most important – which is what I am grateful for, what I want to attract and what I can do to succeed - and NOT on what I fear, regret or what is missing. Just 10-20 minutes of that before I start my prospecting, lead generation, preparing speeches, writing, relationship management, coaching calls – even family time – gives me an amazingly fresh perspective and the energy level to meet the needs of the day. I also like to take a hike in the woods, get outside and breathe fresh air for a solid 60-90 minutes. Find whatever does it for you. Some of you might enjoy other forms of exercise or meditation, or just some time in the silence amidst our noise-filled world. Whatever it is, taking that time each day to cleanse your thoughts, remind yourself to stop taking yourself too seriously, find your center – will come back to reward you in ways you might not even imagine. Higher productivity. More balance. Better relationships. Better health. It works, I promise you that.
Give it a try for a couple of weeks – and then see if it’s a daily practice you want to take into the New Year with you. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share them with me here or on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/6FigureRealEstateCoach. Enjoy!